For the next 30 days, I am going on the Elimination Diet by Dax Moy. I decided to do this because I have been slowly letting myself eat more and more junk foods (sugary stuff for me) that I have intentionally banned from the kitchen cupboards or the fridge when I first decided to lose weight. I was also getting more dependent on coffee to that point that I was drinking it 3 times a day. At the same time, I have noticed some food sensitivities such as wheat allergies and dairy allergies since I wrote this article.
I have also came to realize how stress affects my eating habits. I’ll be honest when I say that the past few weeks have been very stressful for me. I underestimated the challenges of my transition from being an employee to becoming a small business owner. I found out that stress makes me want to eat a lot of sugary foods (chocolate cake in particular) because the carbohydrates in it give me a very comforting feeling even though I knew that I will have to pay for the consequences afterwards. Yes, I’m only human!
After noticing all these factors in my diet and a lot of de-stressing, I got even more convinced that it’s time to do the Elimination Diet. I was apprehensive to do it for a very long time because I hate dietary restrictions. But, when I think of how great I’m going to feel and look, 30 days does not seem too long after all. Plus, when I saw all the yummy recipes in the Elimination Diet Cook Book, I got excited that I’ll be able to try new dishes.
This video details the rules of the Elimination diet and what I have bought from the grocery store to prepare for it:
[We all found out that I can’t count in the video…haha.]
Here are the rules in writing:
- No processed foods
- Eat organic foods as much as possible
- Cut out all wheat
- Cut out all sugar
- Cut out all dairy except for plain, live yogurt and organic butter
- Cut out all alcohol
- Cut out all caffeine
- Drink plenty of fresh, clean water
If you want to read more about the Elimination Diet and why these foods are eliminated, you can download your free copy here:
As I write this post, I am halfway through day 2 and I have tried 3 recipes from the cookbook already. I gotta say that I don’t miss sugar yet (which I knew was going to be the most difficult thing for me) and I don’t think that I will. I’m going into this challenge already knowing what I can’t have so I’m not going to stress about those things. I’m just going to enjoy the things that I can have which so far have been very pleasurable.
Update: Find out how my first 10 days of the Elimination Diet went. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what’s on your mind. Thanks for stopping by!